Unexpectedly in opposition, Labor can't win right now – it can only cope as best it can.
Across Western nations, the centre-left remains in opposition, with grim prospects for government. Whether this is a blip or its last gasp remains to be seen.
Notionally, Labor will need a 0.6% swing to win the next election. But the details make it much more complicated - and difficult.
The government's proposed income tax cut plan has put Labor into a bind and Pauline Hanson into a hissy fit.
The latest scandal involving the CFMMEU leader has the potential to cause serious damage to the Labor Party and the union movement.
The opposition leader will move to have Setka expelled from the ALP after Setka reportedly told a union meeting that Batty's work had led to men having fewer rights.
Keneally has called Dutton a “thug” and “the most toxic man in Australian politics”. Now she'll shadow him, as Home Affairs spokeswoman.
The new Labor leader is from the party's left wing, which the government and some media will try to exploit. But Anthony Albanese's way through this is with policies and leadership.
As Labor goes through the painful process of examining what went wrong at this year's election and how it might win the next, there are 10 key lessons to be learnt.
Labor's defeat revives a familiar problem in Australian political history: the left's inability to show how its policies can improve people's material conditions.
This result, which is vastly different from what opinion polls were indicating, shows the probability of "herding" in polls, and also emphasises that betting odds are to be treated with great caution.
What if Bob Hawke, hailed as a leader who actually 'got' environmental issues, had never been rolled by Paul Keating? Perhaps the climate policy wars would have turned out differently.
Analysis of tweets from the election campaign reveal two key trends: independents are organising, and embattled Liberal candidates are having to take the fight to their rivals.
History suggests we can run sizable budget deficits while shrinking the budget debt burden. Mid last century our leaders weren't afraid to say so.
Labor has ditched its reliance on a single economy-wide climate policy, in favour of a range of different measures that will all help drive down emissions. But some crucial issues remain unaddressed.
For more than 30 years, Environmental Defenders Offices around the country have worked to help people take legal action on environmental issues. They've notched some big wins along the way.
At times we are told Labor's capital gains tax policy will hit mainly high earners. At other times, low earners. The truth, uncovered by our microsimulation model, tells us something about ourselves.
With just days to go before the election, Labor is making a last-minute appeal to voters to stay in power, while the Liberals are pressing for change.
Clare O'Neil on Labor’s listening tour for banking victims.
Shadow minister for financial services Clare O'Neil says the ALP exercise will give a voice to people in areas the Royal Commission hasn't had time to visit.
Shorten's extra royal commission hearings and legislating the GST carve-up.